Travel

Q is for Queen of European Rivers … Part 2

There’s a whole world out there just waiting to be explored. Go see it … from a bed with a view on the water! 

Distractions, Diversion, Musings, Travel

Meandering … and Impatience

I have come to appreciate meandering. For most of my life, nearly everything I did was rush, rush, rush. About the same time Greg and I got together, I learned how to slow down.

Food, Travel, Wine/Cocktails

A Group Tour that Won’t Leave You Whining

Long-time readers know I’m not generally a fan of group tours, but exceptions can and should be made when traveling with friends or those with a common interest. Here’s what I mean: USC Alumni Associated members at Gray Ghost Winery Recently, the USC alumni association in the DC area (Greg is a member) put together… Continue reading A Group Tour that Won’t Leave You Whining

wine glass and menu
Food, Road Trip, Travel, Wine/Cocktails

Luck or a Nose for Good Food and Wine?

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you have probably noticed we often seem to find really fun and interesting places to eat and drink. This past weekend was no exception. Friday afternoon we decided it was time, once again, to jump in the car early Saturday morning and hit the road for a… Continue reading Luck or a Nose for Good Food and Wine?

Diversion, Food, Road Trip, Travel

Analog Traveling in a Digital World

Sometimes, the best travel involves leaving the smartphone behind and trusting your instincts.

Fishing boats
Travel

R is for Richmond, British Columbia

The “R” trip will likely go down as the quickest to plan and one of the shortest. We moved across country in April and part of the move meant I am temporarily unemployed. That means when I get a new job, I probably won’t have any available vacation. So … when Greg found out he… Continue reading R is for Richmond, British Columbia

Alexandria, Food, Road Trip, Travel, Wine/Cocktails

We Double Dog Dare You

Sometimes an adventure or an idea pops into my head and it’s so “out there” that I actually hear a voice in my head daring myself to go for it. It could be the idea of bungee jumping (not gonna happen) or going on a grand hike somewhere. It could be the idea of a… Continue reading We Double Dog Dare You

Travel

Q is for the Queen of Europe’s Rivers – Rollin’ on the River

(First in a multi-part series about our great European River Cruise Adventure from October 2018. We’re only posting now because as soon as we got BACK, we closed on our new home and dealt with moving most of our furnishings out west, the holidays, living out of two houses, etc. We know …  excuses, excuses.… Continue reading Q is for the Queen of Europe’s Rivers – Rollin’ on the River

Flying, Musings

Night Flight

The moonlit landscape below is magnificent. Snow and mountain make dappled patterns in the moonlight. Desolation all around, except for the occasional ranch or small town sitting in a valley below.

Musings

Travel is Personal

This headline may seem a little like a no-brainer to a lot of people, but I’m not sure most people take their travel personally. Here’s what I mean: I’ve been to Paris three times and I’ve never been up in the Eiffel Tower. Oh sure, I’ve been TO the Eiffel Tower, but not up in… Continue reading Travel is Personal